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6 best places to eat before the Colts MNF game

Posted at 1:30 PM, Sep 18, 2015

You’ve been excited to watch Monday Night Football for weeks now, but you’re definitely not excited about eating stadium food.

Here’s a list of some of the best places to grab a bite before the Colts game so you don’t have to pay $40 for a couple of hot dogs.

St. Elmos/Harry & Izzy’s - 127 S. Illinois St.
Nobody would call these places inexpensive, but if you want to have a high-class evening, this is the place to go. Harry & Izzy’s is the sister restaurant of St. Elmos. At St. Elmos, the shrimp cocktail is world famous.

Shula’s Steakhouse - 50 S. Capitol Ave.
If you’re going to eat at somebody’s restaurant, it may as well be a former Colts coach’s restaurant. Try to sit by a window to get a great downtown view.

Tavern on South - 423 West South St.
For those wanting to be really close to the game, Tavern on South is pretty much right across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium. It offers an old-style two-floor building right out of the early 1900s.

Scotty’s Brewhouse - 1 Virginia Ave. #100
A little less upscale than the previous restaurants, Scotty’s Brewhouse can still be a great time. Watch the pregame show while enjoying a Juicy Lucy.

Indianapolis Colts Grille - 110 W. Washington St.
The food at Indianapolis Colts Grille may be your standard burgers and fries fare, but the theme and atmosphere is like no other restaurant nearby. As the name sounds, its ambiance is entirely focused on the Colts. If you want to have a very horseshoe-centric evening, it’ll be tough to beat this restaurant.

Tow Yard - 501 S. Madison St.
It has some of the best beer in downtown Indianapolis, and the stadium is a pretty close walk away, what’s not to love? Plus, RTV6 will be broadcasting its shows there live beginning at 4 p.m. Stop in and say hi!

BONUS: Postgame food: Steak ‘n Shake - 101 W. Maryland St.
Due to being open 24 hours, Steak ‘n Shake is one of the most popular spots for postgame eating. It’s hard to beat the atmosphere of a Steak ‘n Shake at 12:30 a.m. after a game.

Be sure to tune in to talk Colts on Horseplay each Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the RTV6 app or on

Tune in Monday, Sept. 21 for Monday Night Football on RTV6 when the Colts take on the New York Jets. Coverage begins on RTV6 at 4 p.m. on The Now Indy. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m.


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